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Another APS Partnership Provides Fickett Elementary Students with Glasses

  A partnership between Atlanta Public Schools, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation and Vision to Learn provided prescription eye glasses for more than 60 students at Fickett Elementary School, Wednesday morning. Vision to Learn is a national program that works with companies, non-profit organizations and school systems to provide free eye exams and eye glasses for…

APS Volunteers Turn Out for Empty Stocking Fund/Santa’s Village

(Click here to watch a short video about Atlanta Public Schools volunteers working in Santa’s Village.)  Once again, Atlanta Public Schools students and staff members stepped up to help make Christmas merrier for hundreds of families in Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County through the Empty Stocking Fund and Santa’s Village initiatives. Cadets in the…

Sylvan Hills Middle School Teacher Mahoganey Jackson Picks Up Another Honor: CFP Teacher of the Month

(Click here to view a short video on Mahoganey Jackson, the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month.) The good news keeps on coming for Sylvan Hill Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson. In October, she was named the 2017-2018 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Then on Tuesday, Jackson was named the College Football…

Kandice Mitchell Named to USA Football Board of Directors

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today that Atlanta Public Schools Assistant Athletic Director Kandice Pritchett Mitchell, a member of the gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. Women’s National Football Team, has joined its board of directors. Mitchell was named to the board by a vote of…

APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)…

Garden Hills Elementary Receives 2017 Georgia Department of Education Family-Friendly Partnership School Award

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Tuesday, State Superintendent Richard Woods presented Garden Hills Elementary School with the 2017 Georgia Department of Education Family-Friendly Partnership Award for its exceptional commitment to fostering a welcoming environment that encourages families to become active partners in improving student achievement and success. During the event, Garden Hills received a special plaque,…